“He came by on Tuesday to see my coach and we were in the weight room,” Eifler said, who stars for Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O’Dowd. “After that he told my coach that I received an offer from the University of Michigan. I was shocked. I was like ‘Man, that was quick.’ Michigan is recruiting in the bay area, especially me, that’s kind of weird. I was excited. Michigan is known for having great football teams and winning championships.”
With the Michigan offer now on the table, the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder says the Wolverines have moved up on his schools of interest. However, he noted he would like to learn more about them before giving them an overall ranking.
“I just got to take a closer look at them because I haven’t been following Michigan,” Eifler said. “They are not close by. But right now it’s hard to say because I am still a junior. I tend to look at teams overall with no rankings yet. They are up there with UCLA, Washington and Cal and some others schools. But I wouldn’t give Michigan a number. I need to more and see more during my spring trip to Michigan.”
And when Eifler does make his way to Ann Arbor, Mich., he says he wants to soak in everything the university has to offer.
“It would be great to meet coach Jim Harbaugh because he is known around here,” Eifler said. “His relationship with Michigan is pretty close. So I would like to see how I fit in that atmosphere. I want to check out Michigan’s campus. And, of course, their stadium which holds the best fan base in America. I just want to see how playing in that will be. I just want to step on the field if I can and walk around. Because that stadium is crazy.”
Eifler holds offers from Oregon State, Colorado and UCLA to name a few. Plus, he has already been on campus visits to Washington and UCLA. He noted he is trying to setup spring visits to Duke, Clemson, Northwestern and Michigan, with certain aspects of what he is looking for on his visits.
“An good academic support center,” Eifelr said. “I am going to be looking at their graduation rates for football players. If they graduate well, if it’s high. Just great academic support. Also if I graduate from there will the degree count. I don’t want to go to a well known school they don’t really challenge their student-athletes.”